When a greyhound mix named Angel was rescued by PAWS Animal Rescue in Ireland, it was clear that she had suffered neglect and abuse at the hands of her previous owner. As a result, she would sit in the corner of the shelter with her face to the wall.
The rescue team tried to give the traumatized Angel the space that she needed while still attempting to encourage her to warm up to them. Even when they would leave food for her in her stall, she would continue to slump her head towards the wall.
When Angel was analyzed by veterinarians at PAWS Animal Rescue, they determined that she suffered from extreme nervousness. They continued to give her love and care—something she, sadly, had never previously received.
Then, slowly but surely, Angel started to make a recovery from the psychological scars that had once prevented her from even looking humans in the face. It was a slow process, but she was learning how to put her trust in humans again.
The veterinarians were extremely happy with the progress that she was making—this was a complete turnaround from her condition when she was first received at the shelter. It was as if she was becoming a different dog entirely!
It wasn’t long before Angel was able to interact with other dogs, as well! In fact, she made friends rather quickly, according to staff members at the animal shelter.
Her energy levels dramatically increased, and before long Angel was sprinting all around the shelter and playing with everyone and everything she could! Her face lit up every time someone new came to visit, and she adored the newfound attention she was getting.
It’s great to see that Angel has become such a happy, lively dog after everything she’s been through. Thank goodness her rescuers and her new dog friends were there to help bring her out of her shell!